The Book of the Courtier meets Eckhart Tolle in this unique fusion of deportment and spirituality that urges readers to walk the talk and live their highest ideals. Taking Renaissance values and philosophy as its starting point, A Personal Aristocracy crisscrosses traditional terrain left untouched by most New Age and liberal writers. But unlike conservative writers who use Western civilization and aristocratic values to advance a backward-looking agenda, author True Blue Indigo—an off-the-grid roamer with an iPhone, Indian-Hippie with a love of Italian Renaissance ideals, and itinerant scribe—has an expansive purpose in mind. Presenting his plan as a tonic for the pervasive rudeness and self-absorption of modern culture, the author proposes an alternative solution to the uninspired moralizing of the religious right. He gives those interested in New Thought, consciousness, and spiritual growth a fresh perspective on classical values, encouraging them to explore beauty and graciousness that surpass the old forms by imbuing the best of the secular with spirit. Short, meditative chapters open with an illuminating epigraph and move on to consider such qualities as dignity, honor, reverence, truth, and forbearance, followed by sound strategies for integrating these traits into daily life.